Tourist falls to his death while trying to take photos of scenery

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At Montana’s Glacier National Park on Saturday, a visitor fell to his death after trying to take photographs of the beautiful scenery.

Robert Durbin, 26, of Corvallis, Montana, was taking photos when he suddenly slipped and fell into a creek, where he was then swept into a culvert and plunged off a steep cliff to his death.

Park officials say Durbin was taking pictures along Haystack Creek next to Going-to-the-Sun Road, which is famous for its breathtaking scenery and vertigo-inducing heights.

He fell into the creek and was washed through a culvert that travels beneath the road and empties into a 100-foot drop off a cliff.

Rangers and rescuers found and recovered the man’s body about an hour later.

Glacier officials say the death is not out of the norm, and that falls are a leading cause of death in the park.

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